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Matte Prime

Item #: 2220410

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ULTAMatte Prime
 
4.2

(based on 249 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (212)
  • Smooth (204)
  • Lightweight (194)
  • Long lasting (141)
  • Easy to take-off (87)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (18)
  • Doesn't stay on (11)
  • Causes breakouts (10)
  • Irritates skin (8)
  • Heavy (7)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (167)
  • All skin types (97)
  • Going out (86)
  • Sensitive skin (60)
  • Travel (54)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (97), Classic style (90), Trendy style (48)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (113), Medium (106), Deep (18)

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3.0

didn't work as well as I wanted :-(

By ct

from Killeen Texas

Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

I found that this did not keep my shine/ oily skin any more matte than if I didn't wear any primer . I was not impressed . It felt nice on my skin when I first applied it after my moisturizer , applied foundation / cc cream, then set it all with powder . I found I had to apply powder on my nose to minimize the shine especially on my nose :-( after about 3-4 hours

 
4.0

Great Prime for the money

By Pumpkin

from Raleigh, NC

About Me Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Apply
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Going Out

    Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

    I've tried Primers that are much more expensive than this one but haven't found one that works better.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Love this product!!

    By Rhonda K

    from Murrells Inlet, SC

    About Me Trendy Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Easy To Take-off
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting
    • Natural Looking
    • Smooth

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Everyday
    • Going Out
    • Travel

    Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

    This product goes on smooth.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair
     
    4.0

    Not What Was Expected

    By Kassy with a K

    from Fargo, ND

    About Me Natural Style

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Everyday
      • Travel

      Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

      the item did not apply as i would have thought. instead of a white colored lotion type cream, it's more of an incandescent cream. it goes on fairly light, and doesn't require a lot of product at one time. the item blends in fairly well with the skin, and there is a bit of shine after it's applied. make up still sticks to it. the product worked well for me.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      4.0

      Love this product!

      By Cbaez86

      from Dallas, tx

      About Me Classic Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Smooth

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

        I love this foundation primer. I use it under my foundation, it goes on smooth and is light. It really does keep my make-up looking matte throughout the day. I rarely have to touch up my make up when I use it.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        lOVE IT WIL BUY THIS PRODUCT OVER AND OV

        By mishe

        from norridge, IL

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Everyday
          • Going Out
          • Sensitive Skin
          • Travel

          Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

          feels great on your face before appling base makeup

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Will buy again!

          By Jillian

          from Michigan

          About Me Trendy Style

          Pros

          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Everyday
            • Going Out

            Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

            Works really good and I'm glad I decided on trying this. I've used other primers before such as Smashbox and I think this actually works a lot better and is WAY cheaper! My face is always shiny no matter what time of the year it is and I feel that this has worked the best. Makes my face feel really soft and smooth, too!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            awesome primer

            By Min

            from MD

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Natural Looking
            • Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

                Amazing primer. I used to use the smashbox primer, but this is much cheaper and still just as good.
                It blends so nicely and feels great

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great matte primer

                By Victoria

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Natural Style

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting
                • Natural Looking
                • Noncomedogenic
                • Smooth

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types
                  • Everyday
                  • Going Out
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

                  Great product! I'd say it's the budget-friendly alternative to the matte primer from Smashbox.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  LOVE THIS!

                  By Kristen

                  from State College, PA

                  About Me Natural Style

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Blends Well
                  • Easy To Apply
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Natural Looking
                  • Noncomedogenic
                  • Smooth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Combination skin
                    • Going Out
                    • Oily Skin

                    Comments about ULTA Matte Prime:

                    FINALLY. I have combination skin and use Bareminerals foundation, but even with powder touch-ups in the middle of the day, my face was still an oil slick. I got this stuff MAJORLY on sale so I tried it out. PERFECTION. I put it on my forehead, chin and nose -- works like a charm. I barely even have to use blotting paper anymore. In fact…I don't think I've had to use a blotting sheet since I bought this. I recommend it like crazy!

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair

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                    • Q:

                      Can I use both this primer and the ulta bb cream together? Would that be better or should I just use one, and if yes which one primer or bb cream?
                      Asked on 11/21/2014 by Fany from Turlock, California

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Because BB Cream Beauty Balm SPF 20 provides priming benefits, you may wish to use it alone rather than layer it over a primer; however, if you have especially oily or blemish-prone skin, you can certainly layer Matte Prime underneath BB Cream to help keep skin mattified and shine-free, since Matte Prime is formulated with salicylic acid to treat acne and balance oil production.

                        Answered on 11/24/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      is this primer non-comedogenic?
                      Asked on 10/20/2014 by Ashe from US

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Yes, this primer is noncomedogenic, meaning that it won't clog pores or cause breakouts. It works wonderfully for all skin types, especially oily and/or acne-prone skin!

                        Answered on 10/22/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Should I use this primer before or after concealer?
                      Asked on 10/12/2014 by Shawnda from United States

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Apply Matte Prime before applying concealer.

                        Answered on 10/13/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      I have extremely oily skin and find that primers with silica in them tend to separate and make my skin even oilier. Will this primer do that on my skin?
                      Asked on 10/7/2014 by Blue Queen from Bowling Green, KY

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        No, this primer is ideal for oily/very oily skin that is prone to breakouts, and it should not separate on your skin. Apply just a pea-sized amount to your entire face for best results. The salicylic acid and mattifying powders will help to keep your skin shine-free and to prevent breakouts and pore congestion.

                        Answered on 10/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Are any Ulta brand cosmetics tested on animals or use animal ingredients?
                      Asked on 9/29/2014 by TE

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        ULTA brand products are never tested on animals. We do not claim that ULTA brand products are vegan, as some may contain animal-derived ingredients such as carmine. ULTA Matte Prime is not formulated with any animal-derived ingredients.

                        Answered on 9/30/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Is this primer gluten free?
                      Asked on 8/12/2014 by Aliyah

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Yes, Matte Prime is gluten-free!

                        Answered on 8/19/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Do you put this on after day cream?
                      Thank you.
                      Asked on 8/3/2014 by Jane from Greer, SC

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Yes, apply this primer after your moisturizer and before your foundation for best results.

                        Answered on 8/4/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      It is a good product for combination skin?
                      Asked on 5/4/2014 by Kris

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        This product contains 1.5% Salicylic Acid, so if you're dry in some areas, we'd recommend applying a lightweight moisturizer underneath this product to further help balance your skin.

                        Answered on 5/5/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      full ingredient list please
                      Asked on 4/23/2014 by AimeeAz

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        This product contains: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Crosspolymer, Silica, C12-15 Allky Benzoate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethiconol, Salicyclic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, PPG-26-Butheth-26, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polysorbate 80, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Leaf/Stem Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Bioflavonoids. May Contain: Mica CI 77019, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891.

                        Answered on 5/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      What color primer is the ulta matte prime? I have oily skin and also redness. I have found that the green colored primers cover my complextion the best; so I am hoping that this is green!
                      Asked on 4/9/2014 by Beauty mommy from Parkville, MD

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        This product is a milky translucent color that applies and dries invisibly. It is suitable for use for all skin tones. It is not color correcting, but it provides a beautiful matte finish.

                        For redness correcting, we recommend ULTA Flawless Prime (Item #: 2220412), which features a green tint to neutralize redness and even skin tone:
                        http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod2570089

                        Answered on 4/11/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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